With our duties complete, we drove back to the Convention Center in Harlingen and the leaders were complementing the driver for a job well done as we arrived. As if to show us one last example of his driving expertise, the driver made a big looping U-turn with the bus to the unloading area and in the process almost wiped out Kenn Kaufman and his wife. Woops. Upon arrival many were quick to sprint to their car and race over for the kingfisher. When I arrived at the site, I discovered the bird had not been seen for over an hour. After another fruitless hour, the Amazon Kingfisher was finally sighted and I had the good fortune to have found a lookout near a snag it chose to land on. Through the willows I got this poor shot.
After a couple of quick photos, the bird took off again to another part of the resaca where is was quite distant but visible through scopes. Overall, several hundred people were excited to add Amazon Kingfisher to their ABA lifelists. As far as I was concerned it was just a new bird for my Cameron County list as I had the good fortune to see the Laredo bird several years ago.